What is a domestic tap called commonly in the US ?
- a device that controls the flow of liquid from a large container (MW)
Dictionary meaning aside, I had this understanding that a domestic tap is known as a faucet.
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This is definitely subject to regional variation. Regarding "spigot", see http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/staticmaps/q_41.html
I don't know of studies on "faucet" or "tap", but I'll bet they're subject to regional variation as well.